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You are looking for the best fostering solution and we're looking for passionate and enthusiastic Foster Parents that want to make a difference to the lives of the children they work with. As a By the Bridge Foster Parent you’ll provide more than just a stable home. Offering what every child deserves – a home and a supportive foster family for as long as they need.
By the Bridge provides Foster Parents with skills, knowledge, tools, guidance and support they need to provide the very best care to foster children.
By the Bridge Foster Parents deserve to be rewarded for their hard work. When a child is placed into foster care, the cost of caring for them is paid to a Foster Parent in the form of a foster care allowance (FCA). This is made up of financial payments that cover the costs of caring for a child, plus a professional fee for their work. This enables Foster Parents to commit to fostering as a full-time career.
Although we know it is impossible to place a monetary value on work that foster parents undertake on a day to day basis, our generous FCAs take into account the demands of foster parenting and the significant role a good Foster Parent makes on a child or young person’s life.
The amount of FCA depends on the type of fostering you do, with considerations like the age and individual needs of the child.
The average FCA for a foster parent is £450 per week per child.
Typically a Foster Parent could earn £23,400* a year, tax free, fostering one child (that's the equivalent of a £29,440* taxed salary).
*Based on one child in place for 52 weeks in the 2018/19 tax year
We offer additional allowances to your professional fee and day to day care costs (FCA). Allowances such as:
Many of these allowances are unique to us which many other fostering agencies do not provide.
Find out more information on FCA or becoming a Foster Parent? by contacting us today.
Our local offices and countryside locations are carefully chosen and decorated with bright colours, pictures and plants. So everyone experiences a sense of care, value and ‘a homely’ feel when they come to work or visit. We aim to create an environment where people feel valued and can grow, develop and achieve their goals.
Our branches are where we hold regular training, events and groups where you can get together with other Foster Parents.